Lead API/DevOps Engineer

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

Discover is investing in APIs as the way of the future and forming a team to drive our API strategy forward for both world class external and internal platform capabilities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, highly skilled, hands-on individual who will be responsible for leading and optimizing API development/testing process, systematically reducing cycle time and introducing built-in-quality.

Expectation of this role is of a senior solution engineer who is a hands-on developer, leads the team and supports API management, security technologies for industry leadership, drive/deliver product features with end-to-end automation.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver capabilities for API platform, Web/API Portal, and business specific product/incubation needs. 50%
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and fix production issues. Solve complex technical problems and design issues, identify right solutions, and take proactive actions to resolve/prevent production issues. 25%
  • Lead and participate in R &D, Architecture/Design Analysis and Proof of Concept in new technology initiatives. 25%
  • Design, develop, validate, deliver high quality software for large scale distributed systems, on time following agile methodology
  • Develop shared security policy snippets, platform APIs and language specific utilities, primarily in Java. (other scripting/languages such as C##/.Net and Python a plus)
  • Understand and implement industry aligned security standards such as OAUTH and JWT and work with Enterprise Architecture to define shared solutions for broad consumption
  • Work with cross-functional teams to design and implement a Common CI/CD pipeline and automation /deployment to accommodate changes in system design or architecture or environments
  • Maintain and monitor the quality/effectiveness of source code, CI/CD pipeline, automation and testing process, and ensure alignment of goals and capabilities
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to Discover required standards and processes
  • Drive efficiency from development through delivery of UI/Web App and API interfaces with the right tools and frameworks

Our Tech Stack:

  • Java, Spring, REST API, SOAP
  • Jenkins, GitHub, Nexus, Chef, Ansible
  • API Management platform (FKA: Layer7) policy authoring using CA Policy Manager, API Portal and Gateway
  • ReactJS, Drupal, Gulp, Node, JavaScript, WireMock, Nexus
  • GitHub
  • CI/CD Pipeline Automation using Jenkins
  • Horton Works, Spark, Storm, Kafka
  • Rabbit
  • PCF, Linux, Cloud Foundry, AWS
  • Oracle, AWS/RDS
  • Cucumber
  • Variety of scripting languages

You will be successful at Discover if you can:

  • Be a thought leader and develop skillsets of agile team in product development, solution delivery, creation and reviews of source code, test cases and automation
  • Break down complex requirements into workable technical solutions to solve the product owners problems
  • Collaborate with other developers on peer-programming, code reviews and process enhancements
  • Bring your innovation in creating a world class developer portal and contribute/enhance our internal and external developer experience
  • Ready to learn, and actively contribute to instill best practices to support a strong software architecture

Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree (Computer Science or MIS preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years hands-on experience in information technology, software design, development, building and supporting scalable, high-performance systems

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • 2 years of experience in API and SOA development/testing frameworks/tools – like REST Client, Soap UI, Client UFT
  • Experience with industry best practice for governing APIs, working, hands-on knowledge of REST, REST security, and Open API
  • Experience leading small to medium sized software development teams in an Agile/SCRUM environment
  • Understand the concepts of Continuous Delivery, Test Driven development and Automation
  • Hands on experience working with Java, Spring boot, spring security, LDAP, Active Directory, Git, Jenkins, cloud concepts, CI/CD, Groovy, Gradle, Nexus, Git, and SonarQube
  • Designing, building, securing, publishing and supporting of APIs (REST/SOAP), Micro services
  • JWT, OAUTH, Encryption, Signing and Hashing methodologies OWASP and OSSTMM
  • Understand the concepts of reactive programming, Web technologies (Javs Script, PHP, ASP.NET, AJAX, etc.) and application security techniques/challenges
  • Familiarity with JavaScript and Python libraries and development environment
  • Must have experience working with Linux/UNIX and write bash scripts.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment and take ownership of delivery
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage changes in direction
  • Ability to interpret and apply required policies and procedures

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Neo4jLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Amazon Web ServicesFrameworks
    • AnsibleFrameworks
    • AWS PortfolioFrameworks
    • BlockchainFrameworks
    • ChefFrameworks
    • CloudFoundryFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • Google Cloud PlatformFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • Lambda ArchitectureFrameworks
    • OpenAPIFrameworks
    • OpenShiftFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • ServerlessDatabases
    • TerraformDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SparkAnalytics
    • H20Analytics
    • Machine Learning Analytics
    • Natural Language Processing Analytics
    • Programmable BotsAnalytics
    • AgileManagement
    • SafeManagement
    • LeanManagement
    • Continuous Delivery Management
    • DevSecOpsManagement
    • Reactive ProgrammingManagement
    • Site Reliability EngineeringManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
Diversity Program
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